The '''Green Lama''' is a fictional character|fictional pulp magazine
hero of the 1940s. In many respects a typical costumed crime-fighter of the period, the Green Lama was distinguished by the fact that he was a practicing Buddhism|Buddhist
. Slightly different versions of the same character also appeared in comic book
s and on the Old-time radio|radio
. The Green Lama character is not in the public domain
, as the author "wisely retained all rights to his creation."
[Will Murray, "Introduction," ''The Green Lama'', vol. 1 (Altus Press, 2011), p. xvii (unpaginated). The copyright is owned by Kendra Crossen Burroughs (see http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First). Even though there was a loss of protection for the authorized derivative works (the Green Lama comic books of 1944-1946) due to nonrenewal, it is well established that where an underlying published work (the Green Lama pulp stories of 1940-1943) is still... ]